August 2017 Recap

I didn’t think that I had a very good reading or blogging month until I was preparing this post, but I actually read much more and posted much more than I thought I did. So yay for me. The most exciting thing to happen this month was that I got to go with Amanda to two different book events to see Karin Slaughter and Lisa Scottoline.

I also won a contest for an ARC (and “swag”) of Renegades by Marissa Meyer! I’ve started the book and am enjoying it so far. The “swag” were some pens and a slap bracelet. Are slap bracelets back in? I remember them being very popular when I was a kid…until people kept getting cut by them. This one has a rubbery exterior so I think it’s safer than what we had back in my day. I don’t really know what I’ll do with it, though.

Books Read: 17

Adult: 10
YA: 7

Favorite Book I Read This Month:


   Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (link to review is below).

  Books Reviewed: 7

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum – 4/5 Stars

Ready to Run (I Do, I Don’t #1) by Lauren Layne – 4/5 Stars

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg – 4/5 Stars

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg – 4.5/5 Stars

Fallen Heir (The Royals #4) by Erin Watt – 3.5/5 Stars

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton – 4/5 Stars

Sociable by Rebecca Harrington – 2/5 Stars

Books Read in 2017 Overall: 97

Funny Fridays:

I don't think there was ever a before for me...I've just always been here

August 4

August 11

If book nerds ran the world...

August 18

August 25

Other Posts:

July 2017 Recap

Top 5 Wednesday: Second Book is Best

Chocolate Book Tag

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances

Summer of Mystery (Authors)

Book News:


Emery Lord is writing a sequel to The Start of Me and You

My favorite Emery Lord book, The Start of Me and You is getting a sequel! Unfortunately we have to wait until 2019 for The Map from Here to There, but it’s always exciting when the author of a beloved standalone decides to continue the characters’ stories.

14 thoughts on “August 2017 Recap

  1. The Start of Me and you is one of my favorite YA contemporary read and I’m so glad to hear there’s going to be a sequel to it. I’m so excited for Renegades! I hope you love it! 🙂

  2. I had such a blast at the author visits! They were the highlight of my month. I have quite a few Elizabeth Eulberg’s books and can’t wait to start them. Also, I got the job you had to listen to me whine about lol. Thanks for listening and not running from the room 🙂

    • I can’t wait to hear what you think of the Eulberg books! I hope you enjoy them. And Congratulations on the job! I’m so happy for you! I wanted to ask you if you had heard anything, but didn’t want to bring it up in case it was bad news.

  3. I have not read an Emery Lord book, yet. Shameful. I have them – just haven’t made the time. You had a great reading month!! Slap bracelets? I don’t know what I’d do with it, either. Lol. Everything seems to be making a comeback! Sunnie was excited for a ‘new’ tv show coming on Disney – Duck Tales. I told her that was popular when I was a kid – they bring all the good stuff back.

    • Honestly, the only Emery Lord book I really recommend is The Start of Me and You. The other ones I’ve read by her I didn’t find that impressive. I’m a minority opinion, though. I heard that Duck Tales was coming back! I used to love that cartoon so much.

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